NYC is a food lover’s paradise, offering a diverse range of cuisines from around the world. From street vendors to fine dining restaurants, the city has something for every taste and budget. Shopping in New York is also a unique experience, with options ranging from high-end designer boutiques to street vendors selling one-of-a-kind items. Throughout the year, the city also hosts a variety of festivals and events, including NYC Pride, New York Fashion Week, and the Tribeca Film Festival. Whether you’re looking for great food, unique shopping, or exciting events, New York has it all.
Williamsburg is now the new home for Philadelphia favourite Laser Wolf, the hit Israeli skewer shop by famed chef and restaurateur Michael Solomonov located on the rooftop of The Hoxton hotel. The team behind Frenchette recently welcomed a new French-leaning restaurant to Rockefeller Center, Le Rock. Lysée, a high-end dessert shop, is heading to Flatiron. HAGS, the first LGBTQ+ fine dining restaurant, opens in the East Village. The Campaign Against Hunger has opened a café in Edgemere, Queens, Beach Dunes Eats & Arts Café (profits are donated toward efforts to fight food insecurity in the City). The Lambs Club at The Chatwal recently reopened. Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud recently opened Le Gratin on the ground floor of the iconic Beekman Hotel. Open-air food markets include Queens Night Market, Smorgasburg in Brooklyn and Bronx Night Market.
Step back in time and experience the thrill of the Prohibition era at the secretive speakeasy, Below Shaku, where DIY soju cocktails and the intimate surroundings set the scene for an unforgettable night. Or discover the hidden gem of New York’s cocktail scene at Attaboy Speakeasy, where expert mixologists craft creative cocktails using the finest ingredients in a cosy, intimate atmosphere – with no menu, guests must put their full trust in their bartender to create their perfect drink.
Harry Potter fans can visit the first official Harry Potter New York Flagship Store. The Seaport recently welcomed Club Vintage for all things vintage, and The Shoe Surgeon, a shop and workshop space offering one-of-a-kind sneakers. The new Tiffany & Co. flagship store at 727 Fifth Ave. in Midtown Manhattan arrived last autumn and saw the reopening of The Blue Box Café, where customers can enjoy breakfast. Visitors can also check out Macy’s Herald Square, Nordstrom NYC, Bloomingdale’s, Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue. Lip Lab Brooklyn is a popular cosmetic store that specialises in custom blending of lipsticks and other makeup products, offering customers the opportunity to create personalised shades and textures to suit their individual needs and preferences.
As the birthplace of the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement, NYC is proudly the centre of Pride celebrations each June and throughout the year. The NYC Pride March takes place on June 25. One of the largest Pride marches in the world, it attracts tens of thousands of participants and millions of spectators. Harlem Pride will host its neighbourhood annual pride celebration in June. The celebrations begin in the boroughs beyond Manhattan, with the New Queens Pride parade held early in the month of June and Staten Island PrideFest in early May. The Brooklyn Pride will take place on June 10 and the 1 Bronx Pride Festival in mid June.
NYC plays host to some of the largest events in the world across a multitude of industries. The free SummerStage Concert Series at Central Park returns on June 3 featuring a lineup of talented artists through August 10. The Tribeca Film Festival will take place from July 7-18; The Museum Mile Festival will take place on June 13, on this day all museums on Fifth Avenue collectively open their doors for free and New York Fashion Week will return in September, setting the stage for designers worldwide to showcase their latest designs.
For an up-to-date list of what’s going on across the city, visit nycgo.com.
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